Hi all. I am getting ready to sumbit my URL to Yahoo Express ($199), Looksmart ($199) and Inktomi ($30) and I see that Inktomi lists Looksmart as one of their affiliates. Should I skip the Looksmart listing and go for the other 2, thereby getting the same coverage? Any others I should hit? Thanks! Travoli
I would not skip the Looksmart listing. Inktomi only supplies secondary results to Looksmart, so even if you ranked #1 in Inktomi, your listing would only show up if Looksmart has no match for the phrase. The same is true at MSN. All Looksmart matches are returned first.
If you need to pick between the two, go with Looksmart first.
The paid spider that returns every 48 hours will only index the pages you paid for. However, I have seen on occasion, the old non-paid spider show up shortly after the paid bot and index additional pages, but it's not something you can count on.
So then, this seems like a great tool for optimization. If inktomi spiders every 2 days, I can change my titles and metatags to see how things work, and tweak every 2 days. Or is this not a good thing to do?